City Pub Group makes number of senior changes

24th January 2023 | Jack Oliver

City Pub Group (CPG) has announced a number of senior management changes, with Toby Smith, chief operating officer, set to resign on January 27. Rupert Clark, currently group managing director, has been announced as his successor.

Clark has been an executive director at CPG for nearly 10 years and also worked for its forerunner, Capital Pub Company. He has overseen a number of projects including the refurbishments of the Tivoli in Cambridge and Aragon House in Parsons Green.

CPG has also announced the appointment of Chris Merriman, currently group financial controller, as company secretary. He takes over from Jimmy Dudgeon who worked at the group’s board for 10 years and helped grow the business from a start-up.

Richard Myers has also been appointed as chief marketing officer, who joins from Urban Pub Company. Myers has previously held roles including head of marketing at the Meantime Brewery, and will report to executive chairman, Clive Watson, as part of the senior leadership team.

These announcements come alongside the group’s annual trading update, which saw the group record a boost in turnover of £35.4m.


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